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Columbus Crew Beats New England Revolution 1-0 On Free Kick Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federico Higuain scored on a free kick in the 48th minute, and the Columbus Crew ended the New England Revolution’s five-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Saturday night. Ethan Finlay won the free kick for the Crew (10-9-10), drawing a yellow card from Darrius Barnes. Higuain then curled it around the Revolution’s wall into the upper-right corner for his...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Minnesota Wild Preview: Shaky Goaltending Genuine Concern

The Minnesota Wild are one of the most talented teams in the league, but suspect goaltending remains a huge roadblock in the team’s quest for playoff glory. Let’s be honest. Any team that invites Ilya Bryzgalov to training camp on a tryout basis has goaltending issues. Josh Harding, who was one of the NHL’s three-best goaltenders when healthy last season, has reportedly been...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox To Attend Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas’ Showcase Sunday

The Boston Red Sox’s influx of Cuban outfielders could continue. First, the Red Sox acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland Athletics before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Then, Boston signed Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract in August. Now, it appears the organization is at least doing its homework on Yasmani Tomas, who could command...
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WATCH: Little girl does Allen Iverson's 'practice' rant

Allen Iverson’s “practice” rant is one of the best of all time, and a little girl’s spot-on impression made it even better. Basketball writer Steve McPherson devoted some time to teaching his daughter Iverson’s famous press conference, and the result was pure gold. Hopefully, she’s working on learning the entire almost two-minute version. H/t to Deadspin Thumbnail...
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Lindsay Lohan Says She Picked ‘Niners’ First In Fantasy Football Draft

Lindsay Lohan either highly values defenses in fantasy football, or has absolutely no idea how the game works. While answering questions from her Twitter followers Saturday, the actress received a straight-forward question: Who did she draft first in fantasy football? Her answer was slightly perplexing. For those who are unaware, you can’t do that. Unless Lohan meant she...
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Sam Ponder Gives Scathing Take On Jameis Winston’s Suspension (Video)

A lot of folks are sick of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s antics, including ESPN analyst Samantha Ponder. Winston received a full-game suspension Friday for standing on a table in a public space and yelling an obscene, derogatory phrase made popular by an internet video. It wasn’t the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner’s first transgression either, as he was accused of...
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Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo: Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas Has ‘Ton Of Power’

Yasmani Tomas, one of Cuba’s top young power hitters, defected in the hopes of becoming the island’s next Major League Baseball star. A bidding war for the outfielder seems inevitable. It’s possible Tomas could command as much as $100 million on the open market this offseason, with several teams rumored to be interested in the 23-year-old. The Boston Red Sox ultimately might...
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Suspended Jameis Winston Dresses For Game Against Clemson (Video)

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the word suspension. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner was ruled out of Saturday’s game against Clemson for standing on a table and yelling a vulgar phrase from a popular Internet video earlier in the week. However, Winston apparently didn’t get the memo as he appeared at the game dressed...
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David Ortiz Is Baltimore Orioles Owner, According To Wikipedia (Photos)

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has had tremendous success against the Baltimore Orioles of late. On Friday, Big Papi belted two home runs — including a game-winning two-run shot in the 10th inning — against the O’s at Camden Yards. In Saturday’s contest, Ortiz picked up where he left off with another two-run homer in the first inning. Soon after Papi’s long ball, someone...
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Juan Nieves: ‘It Takes Time’ To Build Good Major League Pitchers (Video)

Boston Red Sox fans have been underwhelmed by the team’s young pitching staff, but pitching coach Juan Nieves had some reassuring words for those naysayers. Nieves chatted with NESN’s Adam Pellerin before Boston’s contest against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, and he went through his process of evaluating a pitcher. “It’s hard to evaluate a guy in a game,” Nieves...
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Allen Craig ‘Confident’ He’ll Overcome Struggles With Red Sox In 2015

Allen Craig was having a bad season with the St. Cardinals. It has only gotten worse with the Boston Red Sox. Craig, who was acquired in the trade that sent John Lackey to the Cardinals, entered Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards hitting .114 (8-for-70) with 29 strikeouts in 23 games with the Red Sox. The 2013 All-Star was hitting .217 with a .606 OPS...
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Raheem Sterling’s Goal Lone Bright Spot In Liverpool’s Loss To West Ham (Video)

Raheem Sterling’s goal was the only thing that brought smiles to the faces of Liverpool fans Saturday. Sterling scored a laser-strike in the Reds’ 3-1 loss to West Ham. In the 26th minute, Mario Balotelli tried to turn and shoot, but West Ham defender James Tomkins blocked the Italian’s effort. The ball then rolled to sterling, who blasted it past goalkeeper Adrian into the...
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John Farrell: Rusney Castillo’s Defensive Reads Are ‘Spot On’ (Video)

In two games with the Boston Red Sox so far, outfielder Rusney Castillo is 2-for-8 at the plate with two infield singles. But in Friday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, the 27-year-old made his presence felt with his defense. Castillo showed off his strong arm in center field by throwing a rocket and nailing Alejandro De Aza at home plate for his first outfield assist...
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Report: Red Sox Scouted James Shields’ Start For Royals Against Tigers

The Boston Red Sox had their eyes on Saturday’s American League Central showdown between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox scouted Royals starter James Shields, who is set to become a free agent after this season. Shields, of course, figures to be one of the best pitchers available on the open market. Rosenthal notes...
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Red Sox-Orioles Live: Rusney Castillo Playing Third Game With Boston

The Boston Red Sox are ready for another round with the American League East champions. The Red Sox stumbled their way through three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this week. The Sox swept the sweep right out of their minds, though, as Boston opened a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles with a 5-3 win Friday at Camden Yards. David Ortiz (again) was the hero...
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Eastern Michigan Center Forgets How To Snap Against Michigan State (Video)

To say Eastern Michigan had a rough day against Michigan State would be an enormous understatement. The Eagles gained one yard — yes, just one yard — in the first half against the Spartans and allowed a whopping 49 points. Before the game ended, Eastern Michigan’s center summed up the entire day with one more miserable play. It was a fitting end to an embarrassing 73-14...
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Nikica Jelavic Scores Amazing Bicycle-Kick Goal In Newcastle-Hull City (GIF)

Newcastle fans were expected to bring the fireworks to St. James’ Park on Saturday. Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic brought them instead. Jelavic scored a Premier League “Goal of the Season” contender in his team’s 2-2 draw against the Magpies. The Croatian met Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross with an acrobatic bicycle kick, which blasted past goalkeeper Tim Krul into the Newcastle...
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Tom Brady reminds Raiders about 'tuck rule' play

If you’re an Oakland Raiders fan, chances are you want to forget the infamous “Tuck Rule Game” that took place in 2002. Tom Brady, however, would like to refresh your memory. The Facebook page of the New England Patriots’ star quarterback posted a photo of the controversial playoff game and wrote, “Tomorrow is my 6th time playing the Raiders. What’s your favorite...
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Jacoby Ellsbury Out With Hamstring Injury, Could Be Done For Season

NEW YORK — Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the New York Yankees lineup a day after straining his right hamstring, and the team’s most consistent player this year may be done for the season. “I am still going to do everything I can to be back as soon as possible,” Ellsbury said Saturday. “I will talk to the team and we will be on the same page with this. But I will still try to...
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Christian Vazquez’s Emergence Lightens Red Sox’s Full Offseason Plate

The Boston Red Sox will enter the offseason with a full plate. It would be even fuller if not for an important development behind the dish. Catcher Christian Vazquez has been as advertised since earning his first major league call-up back on July 9. The Red Sox, who were forced to look for Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s replacement last offseason, will enter this winter knowing they have...
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Rusney Castillo In Lineup, Yoenis Cespedes Out For Red Sox Vs. O’s

After getting back on the winning track Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox will keep their new Cuban star Rusney Castillo in the lineup for the second game of the series on Saturday night. Castillo is 2-for-8 in his first two starts, but has shown strong potential defensively after gunning down Alejandro De Aza at home plate in the Red Sox win. Rusney...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Responds To Customer’s ‘Roll Tide’ With ‘War Eagle’ (Video)

On Friday in Palo Alto, Calif., people waited in line for the new release of the iPhone 6. Apple CEO Tim Cook was even on hand for the special occasion greeting people. One iPhone fan who was clearly an Alabama fan, knew that Cook was a noted Auburn alum and decided to get his attention by shouting “Roll Tide!” It worked. Not only did he get his attention, but Cook lashed back...
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Lightning have outstanding billboard campaign

It’s that time of year. People who live in hockey cities see billboards plastered with images of their favorite players telling them to buy tickets. The Tampa Bay Lightning decided to take a creative approach with two of their billboards on Interstate-275. The two billboards are located directly in front of each other on opposite sides of the freeway. On the left side, forward...
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Braves Fan Makes Amazing Home Run Catch With Popcorn Bucket (Video)

When a home run ball is launched off a bat and headed toward the seats, the instinctive reaction for fans is to raise a glove or bare hand in the air to catch the souvenir. This Atlanta Braves fan catches his souvenirs a little differently, though. During Friday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets at Turner Field, Lucas Duda smacked a dinger to right field...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Training Camp With Joe Faro

Joe Faro, owner of Tuscan Kitchen & Market, knows his Italian food. He goes to Italy often to get new ideas for his restaurant. Check out what he’s learned in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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